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Muckdogs take sole possession of first place with fifth-straight win

By Howard B. Owens

The Batavia Muckdogs won their fifth-straight game in a big way on Monday, beating the Geneva Red Wings 8-4.

The Muckdogs collected 15 hits.

Key offensive contributors: 

  • Brice Mortillaro went 3-3 with a run scored and two RBIs
  • Matt DeStefano went 2-3 with two runs, a walk, and a triple
  • Giuseppe Arcuri went 2-4 with a run scored, a stolen base and two RBIs
  • Lucas Lopez went 3-5, scoring twice and smacking a double
  • Rashad Robinson went 2-4, scoring once and walking once and swiping a pair of bases.

Ryan Kinney came on in relief, tossed 2 1/3 innings of hitless, scoreless ball to pick up his second win. His ERA is 0.77.

The 'Dogs (13-7, first place in the West) are back home tonight (Tuesday) against Niagara Power. Game time is 6:35 p.m.

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